Crock Pot French Style Green Beans – Slow Cooker Green Beans With Potatoes

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Crock Pot French Style Green Beans is the perfect recipe to bring to any large gathering or holiday event. These slow cooker green beans with potatoes and ham can be put in the crock pot in the morning and are ready for lunch with minimal effort.

Crock Pot French Style Green Beans

Growing up, my Mom always served French-Style green beans. You know the kind, right?  They are thin slivers of green beans that come straight from the can.

Mom jazzed them up for us, of course with a little butter, maybe a little seasoning.  All I know is that I loved when Mom made them, and I still have a special place in my heart for those skinny, French Style Green Beans.

I decided to create a crock pot recipe using French style green beans that would be great for large gatherings, parties or the holidays.

Slow Cooker Green Beans With Potatoes

I love volunteering to bring green beans to the holidays.

Why, you might ask?

That’s because they are so easy to make in the slow cooker.  With very little effort, I have my side dish ready to go, and I don’t even break a sweat.

Plus, Crock Pot Green Beans are so versatile to make:

  • Use ham or bacon.
  • Add onions and/ or garlic.
  • For added flavor, chicken broth, chicken bouillon, or Better than Bouillon work great.
  • French-Style or Cut Green Beans both can be used.
  • Add more flavor with brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, or bacon grease.

Recipe List for Old Fashioned Slow Cooker Green Beans

French Style Green Beans, drained

New Potatoes

Ham, chunked

Chicken Broth

Garlic, minced

Butter

Salt

Pepper

Optional Ingredients:

Bacon Grease

Worcestershire Sauce

Brown Sugar

Better than Bouillon

Onions

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How to Make Crock Pot Green Beans with Potatoes

  1. Drain green beans. Cut ham into small chunks. Mince garlic.
  2. Add green beans, ham, new potatoes, garlic, chicken broth, salt and black pepper to crock pot insert.
  3. Cut butter into chunks and add to the top.
  4. Cover and cook on high for 2 to 3 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours.

For the full ingredient list and recipe steps for Slow Cooker French Style Green Beans, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post. 

Notes About Crock Pot French Style Green Beans

  • Regular cut-green beans (canned) can be used instead of French-Style, if desired.
  • Beef broth or vegetable broth could be used instead of chicken broth.
  • For extra flavor, add a scoop or two of Better than Chicken Bouillon and/or bacon grease.
  • Substitute fried bacon bits for ham, if desired.
  • Can’t find new potatoes, cut regular potatoes into bite-sized pieces instead.
  • Jarred, minced garlic works great. I put in approximately a Tablespoon total.
  • Substitute margarine for butter, if needed.
  • Use leftover holiday ham, cut up some ham steaks or the cubed ham in the grocery store works in a pinch.
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Ham is the perfect accompaniment to green beans. The saltiness of the ham helps to flavor the naturally bland flavor of the green beans. Make this an old fashioned green bean recipe by adding new potatoes too.

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Crock Pot French Style Green Beans - Slow Cooker Green Beans With Potatoes

Crock Pot French Style Green Beans is the perfect recipe to bring to any large gathering or holiday event.  These Slow Cooker Green Beans With Potatoes and Ham can be put in the crock pot in the morning and are ready for lunch with minimal effort. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot french style green beans, crock pot green beans and ham, crock pot green beans with potatoes, old fashioned slow cooker green beans, slow cooker french stlye green beans, slow cooker green beans with potatoes
Servings: 24 servings
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 6 cans French Style Green Beans (14.5 ounce cans), drained
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups ham, cubed
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 - 2 cups new potatoes
  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to the crock pot insert, and mix.
    Crock Pot French Style Green Beans is the perfect recipe to bring to any large gathering or holiday event.  These Slow Cooker Green Beans With Potatoes and Ham can be put in the crock pot in the morning and are ready for lunch with minimal effort.
  • Cover, and cook on low for 2 - 3 hours or high for 6 - 8 hours or until hot and bubbly.
    Crock Pot French Style Green Beans is the perfect recipe to bring to any large gathering or holiday event.  These Slow Cooker Green Beans With Potatoes and Ham can be put in the crock pot in the morning and are ready for lunch with minimal effort.

Notes

  • Regular cut-green beans (canned) can be used instead of French-Style, if desired.
  • Beef broth or vegetable broth could be used for chicken broth.
  • For extra flavor, add a scoop or two of Better than Chicken Bouillon and/or bacon grease.
  • Substitute fried bacon bits for ham, if desired.
  • Can't find new potatoes, cut regular potatoes into bite-sized pieces instead. 
  • Substitute margarine for butter, if needed.  
  • Jarred, minced garlic works great.  I put in approximately a tablespoon total. 
  • Use leftover holiday ham, or cut up some ham steaks. 
  • Looking for a Crock Pot Green Bean Recipe with Bacon?  Try this easy recipe!

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